Aviation Magazines in Japan

Introduction

This is a survey of Japanese aviation, defence and aircraft scale modelling magazines. The main feature of Japanese aircraft magazines is the outstanding quality of the illustrations. Superb colour and b+w photographs and extremely detailed line and colour artwork appear in virtually all the magazines listed here. These images effortlessly transcend the language barrier, and make Japanese publications essential references for many modellers and enthusiasts.

All magazines are Japanese text only, unless otherwise stated.

For other nations, check our country by country listing. An alphabetical index of titles is also available, as is a list of useful magazine shops which deal with new or secondhand magazines.

Aviation Magazines in Italy

Introduction

This is a survey of Italian aviation, defence and aircraft scale modelling magazines. Italian aircraft magazines are highly regarded by aviation enthusiasts for their in-depth coverage of Italian and world aviation. Italy has been a very air-minded country since at least the 1920’s, and its chequered history in the first half of the Twentieth Century has left it with a rich source of aviation hstory.

Most Italian magazines publish only 11 issues per year – with a combined July-August issue to cover the holiday period.

All magazines are Italian text only, unless otherwise stated.

For other nations, check our country by country listing. An alphabetical index of titles is also available, as is a list of useful magazine shops which deal with new or secondhand magazines.

Aviation Magazines in Germany

Introduction

This is a survey of German aviation, defence and aircraft scale modelling magazines. Aviation has played a key role throughout Germany’s turbulent history in the twentieth century. In consequence, a good number of German aircraft magazines devote either all, or a significant portion, of their pages to the aircraft and history of the Luftwaffe in World War Two and postwar. This coverage is often in considerable detail and rarely seen outside the country. In contrast, coverage of World War One aviation appears to be quite scarce for some reason – with US and British publications offering far better coverage of German WW 1 subjects.

This survey includes publications from both the former East and West German Republics. Magazines are assumed to be of Federal Republic (West German) origin unless otherwise indicated.

All magazines are German text only, unless otherwise stated.

For other nations, check our country by country listing. An alphabetical index of titles is also available, as is a list of useful magazine shops which deal with new or secondhand magazines.

A simple A-Z Listing is also available.